Fujita Kanko opens Hiroshima Washington Hotel in Japan

Japanese hospitality company Fujita Kanko opened its 30th Washington Hotels property in Hiroshima, Japan, the Hiroshima Washington Hotel.

Located in the center of Hiroshima City, capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, the hotel has 266 guestrooms, all with free wi-fi, and a restaurant that occupies ten floors (from the fourth to 14th floors). Restaurants and shops occupy the first three floors.

To promote Hiroshima designers, Fujita Kanko earlier held a contest to design rooms featuring Hiroshima. Three were selected to design one-of-a-kind rooms for the hotel.


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The hotel also has a female-guests-only floor accessed by a special key for security. The rooms have amenities and decor to meet the specific needs of female guests.

Hiroshima Prefecture, in Japan's Chugoku region, offers diverse scenic attractions throughout its more than 100 islands in the Seto Inland Sea and the Chugoku Mountains. Hiroshima's two World Heritage sites are the A-Bomb Dome, a 15-minute walk from the hotel, and the historic Miyajima Itsukushima shrine.

The hotel is a three-minute walk from the Hatchobori train station, with four streetcar lines spreading in all directions. Hiroshima City has the biggest streetcar network in Japan, providing a good way to discover the area’s attractions, including spots such as Hiroshima Castle.

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